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I took a little ride today, and thought I would share. It was overcast, so not the best lighting for pictures.





Gooseberry Mesa, I'll be on top in an hour or so. Gooseberry is primarily Mountain Biker territory, but there is a motorized trail.





This is a little two track that skirts the base of Gooseberry.





The old Rockville Bridge on the way to Grafton.





Most of what's left of the ghost town of Grafton.





Grafton's claim to fame is that it was used to film parts of the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Quite appropriately there were "Raindrops falling on my head" several times throughout today's ride.





Looking towards Zion National Park.





On the White Trail of Gooseberry Mesa. It takes you out to the left hand point in the first photo.





The end of the trail.





On the way back to the trailhead.





Looks like they didn't quite get the fire out. There was a significant column of smoke on Saturday.



That's all for now. The Gooseberry trail was fun. Maybe I'll have to rig up a camera mount and take you along for the ride next time.
 

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Thanks. The tires are a Maxxis Ceros on the back, and a Dunlop D-606 on the front. I'm pleased with both, except the D-606 is quite noisy on hard-pack and pavement. Grafton lies just a mile or two outside Rockville. The Rockville townspeople have restored some buildings and generally keep things in good repair. Most of the ghost towns in Utah were mining boomtowns. Grafton was a farming community, and became a ghost town when the nearby river kept flooding and washing away crops and farmland. Indian attacks also contributed to it's demise.
 

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A very nice ride indeed. I love exploring ghost towns. One other thing, I think overcast skies make for some of the very best pictures because they diffuse the light so evenly.
 

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Really nice photo's in your ride report. I've mentioned it before, I love exploring old abandoned places (ghost towns, mines, old railroad stuff). I also love riding in the desert, but when the temp cools off.



Good stuff, thanks for sharing your ride!!
 

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Thanks guys. I enjoyed the ride, and enjoyed sharing it with you. I also love history, so anytime I can combine my love of getting out on the TW with something historical then it's that much better.
 
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